8 BIPOC Owned Restaurants in Calgary

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BIPOC Owned

8 BIPOC Owned Restaurants in Calgary

Discover 8 BIPOC owned restaurants in Calgary.

Did you know that how you spend your money has a visible impact on your local community or the ones you travel to? Through your individual choices, you can support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) owned shops and restaurants. There’s nothing better than dining at delicious restaurants and supporting the talented BIPOC community right here in Calgary. Here’s eight amazing restaurants, owned by a diverse group of folks, that showcase why Calgary is an awesome place to live and visit! 

 


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Chakalaka Restaurants in Calgary.

Chakalaka Restaurants in Calgary.

Chakalaka Restaurant

Location: 1410 17 Ave SW

Instagram: @chakalakacanada


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Yenny Delights

Located in North East Calgary, Yenny Delights is a beautiful dance of two amazing cuisines: African and Caribbean. Created by head chef Toyin Adepoju, this restaurant combines creativity, passion and fine ingredients to provide their customers with tasty dishes such as West African Jollof Rice, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Nigerian Pepper Soup.

Location: #81, 3131 27 St NE

Instagram: @yennydelights


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Heaven Restaurant in Calgary.

Heaven Restaurant in Calgary.

Heaven Restaurant

Heaven is what you’ll feel like while you devour this delicious and gluten-free Venezuelan food inside a cheery and uplifting restaurant! From Arepas to Empanadas, this restaurant features a large menu of filling and gluten-free items to choose from. Heaven Restaurant has you covered for dinner and brunch on the weekends!

Location: #119 - 1013 17 Avenue SW

Instagram: @heavenyyc


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Abyssinia

Stepping into Abyssinia will have you feeling like you walked into a different city. From the smell of decadent incense to the art on the walls, this restaurant provides a memorable dining experience. Abyssinia, an Ethiopian & Eritrean restaurant located in the Beltline area, features an array of flavourful dishes with the most delicious spices, lentils, and seasoned meats. Meant to be eaten with your hand, the legumes and meat dishes are served with ‘injera’, a fermented flat bread, and are sure to not disappoint!

Location: 910 12 Avenue SW

Instagram: @Abyssinia_YYC


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Yemini Village

This hidden gem located in the beautiful riverside neighborhood of Eau Claire, will have your mouth watering! Featuring a tasty, filling and healthy menu, Yemini Village showcases a wide range of some of the best dishes from Yemen. From steam-roasted lamb marinated in traditional spices, to AAA beef sizzled over a high flame with Spanish onions this restaurant will certainly have your taste buds wanting more.

Location: 402 8 St SW,

Instagram: @yeminivillage


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Little Chief Restaurant

Location: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr

Instagram: @ littlechiefyyc


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Foreign Concept in Calgary.

Foreign Concept in Calgary.

Foreign Concept

Located in the beautiful Beltline neighbourhood, Foreign Concept is owned by Duncan Ly, an award-winning chef whose tasty experimentations in the kitchen are a delicious twist of French cooking techniques and Korean culture. The restaurant features an alternative Asian dining menu of delectable items such as Fish Sauce Caramel Brussels Sprouts, Squid Ink Spaghetti, and Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Fried Chicken. It’s scrumptious food and beautiful interior décor makes it an easy favourite amongst Foodies and Instagrammers.

Location: 1011 1 Street SW

Instagram: @eatforeign


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Mykonos Street Grill in Calgary.

Mykonos Street Grill in Calgary.

Mykonos Street Grill

Need another reason to enjoy tasty, Greek cuisine? Ebony Gooden and her husband Aki Hatzistamatis, recently opened Mykonos Street Grill, a deaf-owned business. If you are familiar with Mykonos Greek Restaurant, previously located at Centre Street North, then you’ll recognize similar flavours as Aki carries on his father’s legacy. This duo builds an inclusive community and provides the opportunity to learn how to order from someone who is deaf. It is a moment to cherish before enjoying delicious menu items such as Greek Cheeseburgers, Souvlaki Wrap and Leg of Lamb Plate! 

Location: 12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE

Instagram: @mykonosstreetgrill

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Michelle Owusu

As a brand owner, and community builder, Michelle Owusu enjoys recognizing, acknowledging and celebrating the talented folks in Calgary, creating spaces to allow them to be their authentic selves, and showcase their entrepreneurial talents. Michelle co-organized the Black-Owned Market @bomyyc, which sold out business vendors and attracted over 800 people.